NIH Awards OHSU $62 Million

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) www.ohsu.edu received two grants totaling $62 million from NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) https://ncats.nih.gov, to support the use of health data, algorithms, and information systems to bridge basic science and clinical research.

As part of this grant funding, informatics experts at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) were awarded close to $3 million as part of a five year cooperative agreement to launch the National Center for Data to Health (CD2H). OHSU is the prime recipient of the grant.

The grant funding provides OHSU with $25 million over five years to establish and lead CD2H to foster collaboration across more than 50 premier medical research institutions within the “Clinical and Translational Science Awards” (CTSA) network https://ctsacentral.org.

OHSU will lead the researchers at Northwestern University, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sage Bionetworks, Scripps Research Institute, Washington University, University of Iowa, and the Jackson Laboratory, OHSU will provide the collaborative clinical and translational research infrastructure.

The new initiative will develop innovative tools, standards, and processes so that lessons learned at each institution are shared widely throughout the CTSA network and beyond. CD2H will focus on creating a supportive and evolving informatics ecosystem to begin building capacity for new insights and improved health outcomes for patients.

Along with the newly funded CD2H program, OHSU also received $37 million from NCATS to support the Oregon Clinical and Translation Research Institute (OCTRI) with the funding to be used to support the institute’s work to help accelerate the translation of research into clinical use, medical practice, and health policy.

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